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Review of Oracle Arena

Oracle Arena
Ranked #4 of 126 things to do in Oakland
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San Leandro, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fun”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

Its hard to believe that I live only 10 mins away from the Oracle Arena and have only been there once, man I have been missing out, it was awsome, much much fun

Visited January 2012
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Bologna
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“NBA in San Francisco”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

Where to go if you are a tourist in San Francisco and you want to attend a NBA match? Go to Oakland (we didn't have time to visit the city....but even San Francisans say that now is very interesting....) and its Arena. It' not a great season for the Warriors, but people seems to enjoy anyway and you'll have a good time in the beautiful arena (and see the wonder-rookie Klay Thompson).
Just some tips for tourists:
-transport is easy (maybe 20 minutes..I don't remember) and fast by BART from San Francisco (but we took the chance and visited Berkely Before) but there are 500 meters (at least) open air to the Arena:mind the weather.
- they are going to take away your backpacks and you are going to lose a lot of time leaving and tacking back them outside the Arena. Leave them at your home-hotel)

Visited April 2012
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Scotts Valley, California
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Comparing venues”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

I like it better than the Arena in San Jose. It's not quite so big, so the stage doesn't feel so far away. The parking is more convenient as well.

Visited July 2011
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Oakland, California
Level 6 Contributor
193 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Greed Over Form and Function”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Many of your readers probably don't remember when this arena was a beautiful structure. From the outside the soaring, undulating grandstand was a thing of beauty when viewed through its glass enclosure. The interior architecture echoed the style and grace of the building. Alas, the arena seated less that 13,000 people. And, the greed that propels the rich to get richer, dictated that this artful structure be gutted for the sake of another five or six thousand money making seats. So now we have an ugly chopped up facility with narrow, sheetrocked hallways that seem to lead nowhere. A place with no class, very sad.

Visited November 2011
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
275 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Meh”
Reviewed March 5, 2012

Not the best place, very dated and tired. But it's what we have.

Visited December 2011
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